ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Livinus Ngere, 80 years old, born on October 6, 1940, and passed away on February 23, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Rotimi Oyedele on March 4, 2021
Prof. L.O. Ngere was a true scholar of repute with extensive global academic footprint. He impacted so many with his wit, wisdom and patience.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Kachifo!

Good night sir.
Posted by Olawumi Olayinka on March 3, 2021
I met him during my MSC in UI. He tot us in class and I wanted him so dearly supervise me. I approached him, he declined &tried not to offend me .i find that he had supervised my first degree supervisor (Prof ozone). That humbled me .

He was extremely patient and simple with everything . Rest in peace sir , so surprised.May you find mercy with God .
Posted by OLUSOJI ADEJUMO on March 2, 2021
I received the news of the transition of Professor Ngere with great shock and momentary disbelief. It was news that was profoundly difficult to digest because barely three weeks ago, he was with me in my office and was so active, healthy and vibrant. We spoke for hours and reviewed the academic development and history of the University of Ibadan and his beloved department, the department of Animal Science of which I am the current head. We also spoke of his academic career spanning close to forty years in this University. These discussions have always been a recurring affair between us for several years. He was an exceptional academic with unmatched passion for his department and the University Teaching and Research Farm.

No words will ever do justice to the impact Prof Ngere had on me. I have spent my entire academic career working with him from being his undergraduate taught courses and research student to the highly privileged position of a colleague, though a much junior colleague. He was a big brother and senior to me and a role model. He supervised my work with so much kindness, thoroughness and personal care that we developed a lifelong relationship from that very humble beginning. He was a passionate dairy cattle breeder and contributed immensely to the development of animal breeding in the department and the University. He also served Nigeria and the international community in several aspects of this discipline.

For many years after his retirement, he made it a regular habit to stop by my office to exchange pleasantries and engage in serious discussions on all aspects of animal husbandry and also took time to open his mind to me about his experiences, challenges and travails in the course of his academic career in this University. He came out to me as a man with a very large heart and profound vision and intellect. He was an encyclopedia of knowledge in his discipline and had a phenomenal memory of events that happened in the course of his academic career. I learnt so much from the rich mind of this wonderful teacher and mentor.

Through our countless hours of interaction and discussion, I suddenly came to realize with great awe that I was perhaps the closest person to him in the department and I took special effort to be closer to him to understand his substance more. I finally found the missing lode in his academic trajectory. He was like the Biblical prophet and Saviour who “came unto His own and His own received him not” he was so forthright and never suffered sloppiness or double talk from anyone that he was often misunderstood. I understood him perfectly and that was the reason for the special privilege I had to learn so much from him. He was such a great repository of ideas and vision and I simply find it hard to believe he would not be giving more of his words of wisdom and advice again.

Professor Ngere was not all academic matters all the time, he was also full of grand humour in his own way and I enjoyed his stories of secondary school days hockey playing and other jokes. A thoroughbred academic, even after retirement, he still devoted a lot of his free time to the University as he started a three volume set of books in collaboration with several academic and industrial giants on the status of University education in Nigeria from the glorious inception of the University of Ibadan to the current decline in values and scholarship. I had the privilege of been invited by him to do a review of the book and It is a masterpiece of historical scholarship. I am glad that the book has gone to press and would soon be published.

He had a very clean and open minded soul and I will greatly miss that caring and ebullient aspect of his life. His exit has left a big vacuum that will be quite difficult to fill. As I commiserate with his wife and children, I pray that God will grant the family, the fortitude to bear this devastating loss and pour his abundant blessings and mercies on them.

Only Good night, beloved not farewell!
A little while, and all His saints shall dwell
In hallowed unison indivisible
Good night! Good night! Good night!



PROFESSOR SOJI ADEJUMO. FNIAS.
Posted by Elizabeth JOEL on March 2, 2021
Professor Ngere, your departure from this sinful world was so sudden and a shock to me. You were our father. I came to the department when you were HoD far back in the year 1996. When there were challenges, you stood by us. You were always ready to defend the helpless. So kind hearted and a sacrificial giver. We will sure miss you. We love you but God loves you most. Sleep on till the resurrection morning. Adieu!
Posted by Olayemi Awodoyin on March 2, 2021
A legend statistician is gone. May his soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Amen.
Posted by Stephen Akpavie on March 2, 2021
Oga Prof. Ngere
Rest in the bosom of the Lord. Amen.
Posted by Ademayowa Solomon Adelani on March 2, 2021
May his soul rest in peace
Rest on in the bossom of the Lord
Posted by Olatunji Abanikannda on February 27, 2021
Professor Livinus O. Ngere; death of a titan.

When I read the news of your departure from earthly sojourn, I was speechless! Not because you died young but because we've lost yet another trailblazer in the Animal Science profession in general and animal breeding and genetics in particular.

Despite anything or everything that may be ascribed to you, no one could contest your expertise and knowledge of the field of Animal Breeding, Genetics and Statistics. Aside from the fact that you're my lecturer in many of my specialized areas, you played a prominent role (albeit without knowing) in my rise, confidence and ability to confront adversaries. That fighting spirit is still with me till date and has tremendously helped me in my several battles against repression and oppression.

The fear of L. O. Ngere is the beginning of wisdom and surprisingly you seem to be the most popular lecturer in my household, to the extent that even my Mom would say "mo fa e le Ngere lowo" (I leave you to contend with the Ngere challenge). The thought of what you could come up with during Seminar Presentation or even Viva was sufficient an impetus to keep driving me to excellence each time I get challenged by you. I remembered how on 30th October 1995 during my thesis defense, that almost culminated in a "Civil War" at the Departmental Office, how you as the Chairman almost adorn the garb of an External Examiner. I still cherish your Examiner's Report when you evaluated my work, as not just the Chairman of my defence but also the leading expert in the field. I remembered how despite the skirmishes during the viva, you gleefully looked straight into my eyes and said, "Dr. Aba-ni-kan-da, you have impressed us here convincingly, and we are all satisfied that you're worth being conferred a Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics". But just remember, "you can't be bluffing where I am" .

I never understood that last part until I had the opportunity of physically meeting three of five members of your academic advisory board in the US and they independently spoke excellently of your prowess as a Ph.D. student at Cornell University, Ithaca. You've always been a one man riot squad but you definitely know how to pursue your cause. And would never diminish the content of a good work, even if it is from an opponent enemy!

The last time I bumped on you at the Ibadan conference more than 2 decades after my defence, and I prostrated flat, you felt embarrassed by my action and insisted I should stand up. What is not known to you is that despite your seeming Tormentor posture I see in you a great motivator and Mentor! You actually extended your grudge with Almut Dettmers and Olusanya Olutogun to me for my refusal to be your Ph.D. student. Yet I ensured it never went beyond the two generations before me and cleverly extricated myself from that intrigue.

I will miss you, your counsel and direction in the course of this profession.

Adieu L. O. Ngere. May God Almighty give your soul peace and comfort the family and colleagues you left behind.
Posted by Funmilayo Dairo on February 27, 2021
Prof May your gentle soul rest in the bossom of your creator.Rest on
Posted by Ozoje M. O. on February 27, 2021
Professor L. O. Ngere was an accomplished University teacher, researcher and consultant. As a Ph. D student under his supervision, I learnt to be thorough and committed to a focused goal. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace!!!
Posted by ROBERT ESHEMOKHAI on February 27, 2021
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

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Posted by Rotimi Oyedele on March 4, 2021
Prof. L.O. Ngere was a true scholar of repute with extensive global academic footprint. He impacted so many with his wit, wisdom and patience.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Kachifo!

Good night sir.
Posted by Olawumi Olayinka on March 3, 2021
I met him during my MSC in UI. He tot us in class and I wanted him so dearly supervise me. I approached him, he declined &tried not to offend me .i find that he had supervised my first degree supervisor (Prof ozone). That humbled me .

He was extremely patient and simple with everything . Rest in peace sir , so surprised.May you find mercy with God .
Posted by OLUSOJI ADEJUMO on March 2, 2021
I received the news of the transition of Professor Ngere with great shock and momentary disbelief. It was news that was profoundly difficult to digest because barely three weeks ago, he was with me in my office and was so active, healthy and vibrant. We spoke for hours and reviewed the academic development and history of the University of Ibadan and his beloved department, the department of Animal Science of which I am the current head. We also spoke of his academic career spanning close to forty years in this University. These discussions have always been a recurring affair between us for several years. He was an exceptional academic with unmatched passion for his department and the University Teaching and Research Farm.

No words will ever do justice to the impact Prof Ngere had on me. I have spent my entire academic career working with him from being his undergraduate taught courses and research student to the highly privileged position of a colleague, though a much junior colleague. He was a big brother and senior to me and a role model. He supervised my work with so much kindness, thoroughness and personal care that we developed a lifelong relationship from that very humble beginning. He was a passionate dairy cattle breeder and contributed immensely to the development of animal breeding in the department and the University. He also served Nigeria and the international community in several aspects of this discipline.

For many years after his retirement, he made it a regular habit to stop by my office to exchange pleasantries and engage in serious discussions on all aspects of animal husbandry and also took time to open his mind to me about his experiences, challenges and travails in the course of his academic career in this University. He came out to me as a man with a very large heart and profound vision and intellect. He was an encyclopedia of knowledge in his discipline and had a phenomenal memory of events that happened in the course of his academic career. I learnt so much from the rich mind of this wonderful teacher and mentor.

Through our countless hours of interaction and discussion, I suddenly came to realize with great awe that I was perhaps the closest person to him in the department and I took special effort to be closer to him to understand his substance more. I finally found the missing lode in his academic trajectory. He was like the Biblical prophet and Saviour who “came unto His own and His own received him not” he was so forthright and never suffered sloppiness or double talk from anyone that he was often misunderstood. I understood him perfectly and that was the reason for the special privilege I had to learn so much from him. He was such a great repository of ideas and vision and I simply find it hard to believe he would not be giving more of his words of wisdom and advice again.

Professor Ngere was not all academic matters all the time, he was also full of grand humour in his own way and I enjoyed his stories of secondary school days hockey playing and other jokes. A thoroughbred academic, even after retirement, he still devoted a lot of his free time to the University as he started a three volume set of books in collaboration with several academic and industrial giants on the status of University education in Nigeria from the glorious inception of the University of Ibadan to the current decline in values and scholarship. I had the privilege of been invited by him to do a review of the book and It is a masterpiece of historical scholarship. I am glad that the book has gone to press and would soon be published.

He had a very clean and open minded soul and I will greatly miss that caring and ebullient aspect of his life. His exit has left a big vacuum that will be quite difficult to fill. As I commiserate with his wife and children, I pray that God will grant the family, the fortitude to bear this devastating loss and pour his abundant blessings and mercies on them.

Only Good night, beloved not farewell!
A little while, and all His saints shall dwell
In hallowed unison indivisible
Good night! Good night! Good night!



PROFESSOR SOJI ADEJUMO. FNIAS.
his Life
Professor Livinus Onyewuchi Ngere was born on October 6 , 1940. 
He had a BSc in general Agriculture;  his M.Sc. and  Ph.D in Animal Breeding and Quantitative Genetics from the Cornell University  USA
He was a lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon from 1970  to 1973 and at the University of Ibadan , Nigeria from 1973 to 2006
Professor L.O Ngere was a consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria on World Bank Cattle Ndama Breeding project and Small Ruminants. (Sheep and Goat) ; 
Expert Consultant to FAO on Animal Genetic resources, Conservation and Management; 
Member of FAO, World Panel on Cattle Breeding conservation and management (African Rep. for over 10 years and on more than 12 projects); 
He was a retired Professor (Emeritus) after 42 years in academia. 
He was a permanent member of Panel Africa Genetics Resources and winner of Nigerian genetic society award for excellence (2016).

Until his death, he was active as an Author: Idea of University emerging Nigeria (just completed) and as Company Director: Soyabean/Dairy processing Plc, registered in Nigeria
His passion was for Agricultural development in third world countries
He enjoyed gardening 
He was married,  and blessed  with children and grandchildren. 

Recent stories

Dear Dad

Shared by Diana Ngere on February 28, 2021
When I heard the news I was shocked and teared
I love my dad dearly you set good goals for me to reach. We had so many good times together while growing up back in the days. Not a day passes by that you don’t cross my mind,Not all of you departed 
When you left our earth behind. In my heart there is a place that only you can hold. Filled with loving memories more priceless than gold. I know you still hear me Dad ,So please know this is true. That everything I am today, Is all because of you.

He will forever be remembered,Deep in our hearts. You will always stay loved and missed everyday.
I will miss you Dear Dad , may your gentle soul Rest In Peace!



Dear Dad

Shared by Lilian Ngere on February 28, 2021

I’m devastated, hearing this terrible news that you’re gone from us.

 You were not one with health problems, then one day came and I heard you were sick with malaria and typhoid and then came the cardiac arrest.

I thought you would have a lot more years to live. I know living things can die but I was not ready for you to go, we had some unfinished things to discuss and take care of.

You taught me a lot about life. You were my advisor, someone I could go to when things became too hard to bear. I’m still trying to figure out what to do now when I need you. 

Daddy, I will miss you greatly.Well God knows best and decided it was time for you to come home You are now one of the angels.

Please keep watch over us left here. I love you dad. Rest in peace till we meet again.